LUMBERTON — A probation officer who lost her job after admitting to sharing her home with a convicted felon has been ordered to register as a sex offender, according to court documents.
Katrina Milstein, 47, of 5719 Old Stage Road in Fairmont, pled guilty on May 21 to the felony charge of sexual activity by a custodian, a charge for which she will serve two years of supervised probation and be labeled a sex offender for 30 years.
“It was a consensual act, but it was still prohibited by law because of him being on probation under her employer,” said Vanessa Burton, prosecutor for the state.
Milstein was also ordered to pay a total of $864.50 in fines and court fees.
A felony charge of aiding and abetting possession of a firearm by a felon, and misdemeanor charges of possession of marijuana and filing a false report, to which Milstein also pled guilty, were consolidated under the sexual activity by a custodian charge.
Milstein admitted to having a relationship with Deko Faison, then 27, of Lumberton, in 2010, after her Hyundai Elantra was stopped for a traffic violation and identification and drugs belonging to Faison were found inside, according to court documents.
Faison is currently serving a 10-and-a-half-year sentence as a habitual felon. He has been charged with 19 felonies since 2000, according to the Department of Corrections.
Gale Wilcox was Faison’s probation officer and did not know of the relationship between him and Milstein, Keith Acree, a spokesman with the state Department of Correction, told The Robesonian in 2010.
He said that there is a strict policy for probation officers to not engage in any sort of relationship with someone who is on probation.